Carmelo Anthony hasn’t played a basketball game since last November, when he was let go by the Houston Rockets after 10 games, only to be traded three months later then subsequently waived by the Chicago Bulls.

There are no signs of him returning,  not even to his Banana Boat Buddy LeBron’s Lakers. 

Former NBA star Chauncey Billups knows why he’s not playing anymore. 


“Scoring 30 meant too much to Melo,” his former Knicks and Nuggets teammate, Chauncey Billups, said in a recent appearance on SiriusXM Radio. “He could have games where he had 20 or 22, and he’s mad. He might have 36, and we lose the game, and he’s in there picking everybody up.

“But I think now, you fast forward the tape, and the reason why he’s not in the league — and I think he’s still worthy — is he hasn’t mentally taken that step back to say, ‘OK. I’ll come in and play against backups. I’ll try to help the team out. I know I won’t be able to close, but I just want to help.’ Well, he’s not there yet.”

If Melo could stay in his lane,  and accept his role, he’d be a great addition  to any team that could use some off the bench scoring. 

Unfortunately his EGO won’t allow him to be a role player. 

If he truly loves the game, he has to evolve with it, or he’ll get left behind.  

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